Anti-dust campaign campaign intensified: Rs 53 lakh fine imposed on polluting construction sites in Delhi

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In view of the increasing pollution in Delhi since a week, the Delhi government has accelerated the Anti-Dust Campaign campaign. The Environment Minister along with DPCC officials also visited the WHO construction sites on Wednesday. After the irregularities were found, the DPCC issued a notice to the WHO construction site for causing pollution.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Roy informed that so far DPCC has inspected 522 construction sites in Delhi. In this, notices have been given for irregularities in the measures taken to avoid dust blowing at 165 construction sites. The DPCC has also imposed a hefty fine of Rs 53.50 lakh on 165 construction sites causing dust pollution.

Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that on Wednesday, under the anti-dust campaign, inspected the WHO building construction site located on IP Estate, Mahatma Gandhi Marg. Gopal Rai said that all the norms were found to be followed at the WHO construction site, but sand was found in the open and the workers working on the site were not being given masks. I have directed DPCC to issue notice to the construction agency. Also, it has been warned that if they do not follow the guidelines in the next two days, then they will be fined.

DPCC is inspecting construction sites in different districts
He said that under the anti-dust campaign, DPCC teams are visiting different districts and inspecting the construction site. Under the same campaign, even today the site was inspected on the IP estate route. After this, L&T (Anti Canal) site in front of Pragati Maidan was also inspected. He said that there was a large-scale violation of the guidelines issued by the Delhi government, after which strict action has been taken against him by the government. At the same time, a surprise inspection of the under-construction Metro Mall Commercial Complex located in North Delhi was done where the compliance of the rules was found.

Construction companies are following the guidelines
Environment Minister Gopal Rai after inspecting the construction sites found that pollution norms were not being violated at most of the sites. Gopal Rai said that we are happy that whatever guidelines have been issued by the Delhi government for the agencies doing construction work, are being followed here.

Exercise to make ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign successful
The Environment Minister said that ‘Red Light On, Car Off’ campaign will be run from October 18 to check vehicular pollution. To make the campaign a success, tomorrow will hold a meeting with high officials of Environment, Revenue, Delhi Police and Civil Defense. How to make the drivers aware about this campaign and how to make it successful. We will make a complete outline of the campaign and on October 18, we will launch this campaign.

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